Policy Documents

Federal Government (CAN)

Interpretation Bulletin: Personal Information

Guidelines for processing personal data across borders

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing and privacy

Data at Your Fingertips Biometrics and the Challenges to Privacy

Who to contact with concerns about the protection of your personal health information

Policy statement on the collection, use and disclosure of genetic test results


Ontario (ON)

Submission on Bill 106: Obligations and authorities of Ontario Health Teams and access to records in electronic format

Privacy and security considerations for virtual health care visits

Digital Health under PHIPA: Selected Overview

Open Government and Protecting Privacy


Quebec (QB)

Technology and Privacy, in a Time of Societal Choices 5th Quinquennial Report of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec

Biometrics: Principles and Legal Duties of Organizations


Nova Scotia (NS)

PHIA Basics for staff


British Columbia (BC)

Access to Data for Health Research

Securing personal information: A self-assessment for public bodies and organizations

BC physician privacy toolkit

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing and privacy


Alberta (AB)

Electronic Health Record Systems Guidance

Health Information Act: Interpreting “Person”

Health Information Act Guide

Joint Resolution: Open Government (2010)

Joint Resolution: Cross-Border Transfers (2012)

Genetic Testing and Privacy


Saskatchewan (SK)

IPC Guide to FOIP

IPC Guide to LA FOIP

IPC Guide to HIPA


Manitoba (MB)

A Review of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Northwest Territories (NWT)

Submissions of the Information And Privacy Commissioner

NTHSSA Ministerial Directive Re Privacy Policies

Planning for Success: Privacy Impact Assessment Guide

Newfoundland & Labrador (NFL)

Yes! You Can! - Dispelling the Myths about Sharing Information Relating to Children and Youth Who Receive Government Services

Privacy Management Program

Disclosure of Personal Health Information for Research Purposes: Guidance for Researchers and Custodians of Personal Health Information

Use of Email for Communicating Personal Health Information


Yukon (YK)

HIPMA Regulations Comments

Getting Ahead of The Curve Report

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